Monday, June 20, 2005


Check this out, the Brazilian gov't started subsidizing cane sugar ethanol production in the 80's after the big OPEC crisis in the 70's and then built a nationwide ethanol distribution infrastructure. Today they are pretty close to being self sufficient with their own internal gas/ethanol infrastructure and they pay half of what we pay for gas. In north America, we can't grow can sugar like that but corn, sugar beets and by-product fermentation is all within reach.

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